0 New Rides Of The Furious Swampriders – CD/Vinyl-LP – 2012

VARIOUS ARTISTS
New Rides Of The Furious Swampriders
Velvetone w/The Fat Honks – The River
Sireena Records 2012
CD SIR 2096 LP SIR 4016
www.thefuriousswampriders.de

The River

 Lüers-Merck-Wittke-Ulrich

Memories,
Souls of the departed passing by.
Memories…
Calling me,
wash images of losses off my mind.
Calling me…
Ask myself,
What the stream is gonna bring this time?
Ask myself…

Where the river knows no bound,
Traces to be found.
Where the river knows no bound …
… Safe and sound!
Givin’ goes on,
Takin’ goes on,
Can’t be undone!
The river rolls on…

Far away,
There’s a spring where everything begins.
Far away …
On and on,
An everlasting circuit goes and goes.
On and on …
Confidence,
What’s lost and gone makes way for somethin’ new.
Confidence…

Where the river knows no bound,
Traces to be found.
Where the river knows no bound …
… Safe and sound!
Givin’ goes on,
Takin’ goes on,
Can’t be undone!
The river rolls on…

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar
ANDY MERCK – Fender Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion

THE FAT HONKS of Mad Monks fame
DENNIS LACKMANN – Tenor Saxophone
MATTHIAS STREICH – Trombone
LASSE TIMM – Trumpet

Velvetone_wThe_Fat_Honks_2012.jpg

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded January 15, 2012 at Palais Aux Étoiles, Bremen-Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

 

Alle Tracks:

  1. Wovenhand – The Threshingfloor
  2. Debbie Harry – Lucky Jim
  3. The Raymen – When Death’s Black Train Is Coming To Town
  4. M. Walking On The Water – Enjoy The Silence
  5. Sixteen Horsepower – De-Railed
  6. The Perc – Sleeping Dog
  7. Lydia Lunch & Dave Alvin – Walkin’ Down The Street (Doin’ my own Thing)
  8. The Walkabouts – Soul Thief
  9. The Dad Horse Experience – Kingdom It Will Come
  10. Golden Kanine – Law of probable Outcome
  11. Velvetone w/The Fat Honks – The River
  12. Johnny Dowd – Constant Waiting
  13. Kirschbaum-Weisshoff-Trio
  14. Harry Payuta – Take You Home

Reviews ‚The River‘

… eine soulig-funkige, Desert-rockige Nummer mit Lou Reed-Feeling.
rocktimes.de
05/2012
Ulli Heiser

Schließen sich VELVETONE mit THE FAT HONKS kurz, kommt eine ansprechend funkige Urban-Soul-Nummer heraus; „The River“ macht Lust auf mehr von dieser Kollaboration.
musikreviews.de
05/2012
Andreas Schiffmann

… straight-on funked-up soul.
Brooklyn Rocks
July 7, 2012

 

0 Ride The Pale Horse – CD – 2009

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Ride The Pale Horse
Velvetone – Mormon Girl
Wolverine Records 2009
CD WR 154 DOWNLOAD BUNDLE

Mormon Girl

 Lüers-Merck-Wittke-Ulrich

Hey Mormon girl
Won’t you marry me,
Won’t you marry me here today
Hey Mormon girl
Won’t you marry me here today

Don’t tell anybody!
Don’t hesitate!
Could be our secret,
Cause it’s just for the moment – for one day.

I’m afraid there’s a problem
We can’t fix the common way
You’re talking religion
What price you gotta pay

A hungry life
In sacrifice
Your starving eyes…
They’re telling me those little white lies

It’s something anyone can see.
Dontcha fool the world
When you find yourself in a hormone whirl…

Hey Mormon girl
Won’t you marry me,
Won’t you marry me for one day
Hey Mormon girl
Won’t you marry me for one day

Don’t tell anybody!
Don’t hesitate!
Could be our secret,
Cause it’s just for the moment – for one day.

I’m sure you’re quite certain
Who you left along your way
(But) for the joy of loving
You just kneel down and pray

A sacred fight
To see ‘The Light’
Your longing eyes…
They’re telling me those little white lies

Believe me, you gone way too far!
Dontcha steal away
When you drag everyone in a hormone whirl…

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars
ANDY MERCK – Upright bass, Harmony Vocals
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion, Harmony Vocals

Special Guest:
FRED ‘FLIP’ MÖHLMANN – Mouth Harp

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded January 2009 by Steff Ulrich at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:

  1. Rumble Club – Lonesome Gunman Traveler
  2. Velvetone – Mormon Girl
  3. Sarah Blackwood – Dealin’ Aces
  4. The John E. Vistic Experience – Gamblin’ Man
  5. Brent Amaker & the Rodeo – They make Cowboys in Montana
  6. John Dear Mowing Club – Bare Hand
  7. Forgotten Sons – To Hell you ride
  8. The Sarah and Jeff Show – Long Black Train
  9. Chuck’s Wagon – Black Road
  10. Ghost Town Deputies – Furs ‘n Hides
  11. Benedicte Braenden – Dog House Rose
  12. Smokestack Lightnin’ – Country Girl
  13. Hank Ray – Demons in my head
  14. Chip Hanna – Alexander Platz Line (Acoustic)
  15. Eric Hisaw – Jake
  16. Mermaid Union – Borderline Country
  17. Ski’s Country Trash – Rose of Ballymore
  18. Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash – Restless Heart
  19. Stevie Tombstone – So goddamned Lonesome
  20. Kitty Reed – Love you, leave you
  21. Hack Mack Jackson – Trouble is not my business
  22. Slam and Howie & the Reserve Men – You ain’t free (when you’re a hobo)
  23. Sarah Skellington – Devil in the flesh
  24. The Molenes – Trouble in the corn
  25. Lacasa del Cid – Covering the sun
Alternative Country Compilation for the wild ones

 

LINER NOTES

Alternative Country at its best with the Spirit of Punk and Rockabilly.
Ein Sampler im Geiste von Johnny Cash und mit Bands, die den wahren Rock’n’Roll repräsentieren.
Handgemacht. Kräftig. Energiegeladen. Tief. Mit Seele! Auch ein must have für Fans von Mike Ness!

0 Alle gegen Alle – A Tribute To Slime – 2-CD/LP-Box – 2009


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VARIOUS ARTISTS
Alle Gegen Alle – A Tribute To Slime
2-CD: Sunny Bastards / 4-LP-Box: Dröönland Production
Sunny Bastards 2009
Sunny Bastards CD Dröönland LP

Alle Tracks:

CD 1:

  1. ROCKFORMATION DISKOKUGEL – Hey Lutz, Wir Fahren Zu Slime
  2. KREATOR feat. NAGEL & THEES – Alle Gegen Alle
  3. DIE TOTEN HOSEN – Viva La Muerte
  4. BORN FROM PAIN – Tod
  5. VERLORENE JUNGS – Untergang
  6. KUMPELBASIS – Albtraum
  7. JINGO DE LUNCH – Etikette Tötet
  8. RASTAKNAST – Störtebecker
  9. VOLXSTURM – Gewinnen Werden Immer Wir
  10. BROILERS – Zusammen
  11. VELVETONE – Krüppel
  12. EMSCHERKURVE 77 – Religion
  13. DRITTE WAHL – Yankees Raus
  14. EL GORDO – Deutschland
  15. OHRBOOTEN – Legal, Illegal, Scheißegal
  16. COR – Zu Kalt
  17. DIMPLE MINDS – Gerechtigkeit
  18. DISTURBERS – A.C.A.B.
  19. BRIGADE S. – (Ihr ruft) Bullenschweine
  20. I DEFY – Disco
  21. STAGE BOTTLES – Robot Age
  22. ALARMSIGNAL – Wind
  23. MR. BURNS – Besserwisserei Stinkt
  24. FEUERWASSER – Red Nicht, Geh Los!
  25. KAPELLE VORWÄRTS – Ich War Dabei

CD 2:

  1. EMILS – Parcours #1
  2. HERR SCHWERS – A.S.o.t.B.
  3. JOHNNIE ROOK – Gegen Die Zeit
  4. MIMMIS – Der Tod Ist Ein Meister Aus Deutschland
  5. PÖBEL & GESOCKS – Keine Führer
  6. LOST BOYZ ARMY – Hey Punk
  7. SHEARER – Zweifel
  8. HULA PUNK – Yankees Raus
  9. TOTENMOND – Kauf Oder Stirb
  10. SS-KALIERT – Linke Spießer
  11. THE DETECTORS – Fuck Police Brutality
  12. POLKAHONTAS – Deutschland
  13. JESUS SKINS – Wenn Der Himmel Brennt
  14. GOTTKAISER – Seekarten
  15. KOMMANDO KAP HOORN – Wind
  16. EIGHT BALLS – 1,7 Promille Blues
  17. RABBLE ROUSERS – Legal, Illegal, Scheißegal
  18. THE BAND FROM A FUTURE – Disco
  19. SMALL TOWN RIOT – Tribute To Slime Medley
  20. KERNKRAFTRITTER feat. UWE – Iran
  21. AZRAEL – Artificial
  22. BÖHLE77 UND DER SWINGACLUB – Gerechtigkeit
  23. BLUTIGER OSTEN – Wieder Breit
  24. UNGUNST – Goldene Türme
  25. SUPABOND – Albtraum
  26. THIS BELIEF – Schweineherbst
  27. MANMADE – Großer Bruder
  28. AUSGELEBT – Streetfight
  29. DIVINE NOISE ATTACK – Legal, Illegal, Scheißegal

Das ultimative Tribut an die Hamburger Punklegende SLIME – 54 Coversongs und Hommagen feat. VELVETONE, DIE TOTEN HOSEN, KREATOR mit NAGEL & THEES UHLMANN, DRITTE WAHL, BROILERS, JINGO DE LUNCH u.a.! Die Doppel-CD erscheint auf SUNNY BASTARDS in Kooperation mit KERNKRAFTRITTER RECORDS.

1979 gegründet und mit Unterbrechungen bis 1994 aktiv, gehören SLIME zu den bekanntesten deutschen Punkbands aller Zeiten. Ihr Einfluss sowohl auf Zeitgenossen als auch auf Legionen von nachfolgenden Bands bis heute ist enorm und SLIME sind nach wie vor die absolut relevanteste Band, wenn es um die Verbindung des Images von Punkmusik in Deutschland mit linkspolitischen Inhalten geht.

Das Essener Label SUNNY BASTARDS präsentiert jetzt die erste offizielle und umfangreiche Hommage an das Hamburger Urgestein. Insgesamt 54 Songs wurden von ebenso vielen Interpreten aufgenommen, neben den bekannten Namen wie DIE TOTEN HOSEN, KREATOR (mit Unterstützung am Gesang von NAGEL / MUFF POTTER und THEES UHLMANN / TOMTE), TOTENMOND oder BORN FROM PAIN machen jedoch auch die zahlreichen genrefremden Interpretationen den besonderen Reiz dieser Zusammenstellung aus, so bringen die POLKAHONTAS »Deutschland« in einer Polkaversion, bieten die OHRBOOTEN »Legal, Illegal, Scheißegal« als Hip-Hop-Song, während die RABBLE ROUSERS (feat. ELF / ex SLIME) denselben Song mit Banjo in Folk-Gewässer steuern. VELVETONE bringen eine Rockabilly-Version, während HULA PUNK hawaiianische Klänge spielen. Die Indieband ROCKFORMATION DISKOKUGEL eröffnet den Sampler gar mit der schwungvollen Hommage-Eigenkomposition »Hey Lutz, Wir Fahren Zu Slime«.

Dieser mit viel Liebe und Herzblut zusammengestellte Tribute-Sampler sucht seinesgleichen und ist einfach Pflichtprogramm, nicht nur für alle SLIME-Fans oder Freunde der jeweils beteiligten Acts, sondern absolut unverzichtbar für jeden, der sich für deutschsprachige Punkmusik interessiert. Fast alle Songs wurden exklusiv für diesen Sampler aufgenommen. Doppel-CD mit rund 158 Minuten Spielzeit – im dreiteiligen Digipack, mit 24-seitigem 4c-Booklet, mit vielen Fotos, Vorstellung aller beteiligten Bands sowie persönlichen Statements / Linernotes der beteiligten Künstler!

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Electric Guitar
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums

Special Guest:
ELF – Acoustic Guitar

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded 2008 by Steff Ulrich at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

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0 Favoritenserie No.3 – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 2008

VELVETONE b/w LIQUID LAUGHTER LOUNGE QUARTET
Favoritenserie No.3
Rhythm Island Records 2008
CD & VINYL RIR 3 DOWNLOAD BUNDLE

LINER NOTES

I remember the first time I saw Velvetone burning up the stage ten years ago…

I looked at the room packed with dancing sweating bodies, then my toe started tapping and my hands got to clapping then my shyness was slipping cause them boys was rippin!
Then the heat of the beat overtook me and hooked me and I was dancing too!

They’ll swing you they’ll bop you then they’ll honky tonk you.
They’ll tickle your soul, make you reel till you roll
Serenade you so blue with that sound sweet and true

They’ll roll you they’ll rock you – Look out! They’ll cold-cock you
They’ll get you to shout till you’ve knocked yourself out
What they play you will feel – Nothing but the real deal!

Not much has changed since that night long ago, except my good pals Velvetone have gotten a whole lot more experience, touring with and supporting some of the best Roots Rock acts around, and, I’m proud to say, collaborating with me on my newest musical project, The Rabble Rousers. Oh yeah, they’ve also gotten lots better with every year that has passed since then. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor: Check ‘em out!

Bill Collins
New Haven, Connecticut
August 2008

‘Pine Cone’ goes out to the Black Forrest Connection – it’s years’n’years ago that we shared stage with the Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet at a Swamp Room Happening for the first time. More to come…

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars, ‘Erich’ Herrnsdorf Lap Steel Guitar, ‘Uncle Erwin’ Farfisa
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass & Fender Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion & Darbuka

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded July 2008 at Palais Aux Étoiles, Bremen-Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:

Velvetone

  1. Block The Clock
  2. Cash Is Gone
  3. Wild Night Out
  4. Pine Cone
  5. No Smoke

Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet

  1. Dr. No
  2. Tired Of Being Free
  3. Closed For Repair
  4. Atomic Radio

0 Swing-A-Billy Chartbusters – CD/LP – 2003

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Swing-A-Billy Chartbusters
Velvetone – Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Frankie Boy Records / Wolverine Records 2003
CD FBR 11 DOWNLOAD

Alle Tracks:

  1. Lee Press On + The Nails – Mexican Radio (Wall Of Voodoo)
  2. Bricats – Last Caress (Misfits)
  3. Velvetone – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
  4. New Morty Show – White Wedding/Rebel Yell Medley (Billy Idol)
  5. Taggy Tones – Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)
  6. Dino Martinis – Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
  7. Los Fabulous Bill Billys – Metal Warriors (Manowar)
  8. Lota Red – Blackhole Sun (Soundgarden)
  9. Deadcats – King Of Fools (Social Distortion)
  10. Jet Set Six – House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals)
  11. Dusty Gray + His Rough Ridin’ Ramblers – Working (Cock Sparrer)
  12. Buffalo Billys – 1-2 Ultraviolento (Los Violadores)
  13. Dynamos Rhythm Aces – Teenage Kicks (Undertones)
  14. Five In Love – Smooth (Santana)
  15. Quakes – The Killing Moon (Echo + The Bunnymen)
  16. Tim Tamashiro – Spiderman (Ramones)
  17. Lucky Devils – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
  18. Peace Brothers – Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols)
  19. Senti-mentals – Creep (Radiohead)
  20. Hipster Daddy-o – Goody Two Shoes (Adam + The Ants)
  21. Paul Galaxy + The Galactix – Fat Bottom Girls (Queen)
  22. League Of Decency – Radar Love (Golden Earring)
Swing und Rockabilly Bands covern Punk/Alternative Hits!

Mit Velvetone, Hipster Daddy-O, Bricats, Dino Martinis, Lota Red, New Morty Show,
Los Fabulous Bill Billys, The Quakes, Lee Press-On…
Mit Coverversionen von Ramones, Billy Idol, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Misfits,
Talking Heads, Sex Pistols, Social Distortion, Wall Of Voodoo… Unglaublich!

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass, Harmony Vocals
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion, Harmony Vocals

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded 2003 by Steff Ulrich at Palais Aux Etoiles, Bremen, Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

0 A Swamp Room Happening – 12″-Vinyl LP – 2000

VARIOUS ARTISTS
A Swamp Room Happening 2000
Velvetone – Falling Star
Swamp Room Records 2000
Vinyl 12″ LP – SRR 301136

Falling Star

Wittke / Wittke-Lüers

I sit all alone in my room, I worry and I wonder,
how many stars in the sky could shine there above,
some of these stars up above must have been lovers, long ago
but is there a star just for me that could be my love.

And she comes from the heavens above,
and it seems she falls into my arms,
but i’m too far to catch that falling star.

I sit all alone at the bar drinking and I wonder,
how many times did I fail to get near my star,
so many pretty girls all around me,
but the one that I desire, for me she’s too far.

And she comes from the heavens above,
and it seems she falls into my arms,
but i’m too far to catch that falling star.

I sit all alone in my room I worry and I wonder,
how many years must go by ‚til I find my love,
I searched and I searched to end my heartbreak,
but even if i lie on the ground, my last hope’s above.

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitar
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass
LARS KÖSTER – Drums

Limited promotional LP for ‚A Swamp Room Happening 2000‘. All songs exclusive studio recordings.
This one houses inside the original festival poster and comes with an insert.

Alle Tracks

Side A

  1. The Bevis Frond – Can’t You Hear My Mind
  2. Mind Kiosk – That Was Then – This Is Now
  3. Velvetone – Falling Star
  4. Joe Bloeck – Transatlantic Love
  5. Alchemysts & Simeon – 21. Century In Car Entertainment Firearm Blues
  6. Liquid Visions – This Ain’t The Summer Of Love
  7. Hal 9000 – Afraid To Be Alone
  8. Hank Ray – Gunsmoke

Side B

  1. Mandra Gora Lightshow Society – Point Me At The Sky
  2. Lucky Bishops, The – We Are Gems
  3. Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet – Hate You
  4. The Perc Blind Faith
  5. Thee Ultra Bimboos – Pussycat Drive
  6. The Satelliters – My Hack On You
  7. Copy Cocks – Caring Line
  8. Spids Roegenheads – Unknown Track
  9. Solovyev – Endlosloop

 

0 Velvetone – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 1996

VELVETONE
Velvetone
Bear Family Records 1996
B10 10002 – 10″-Vinyl-LP
Ausverkauft!!!
DOWNLOAD BUNDLE


Side A

  1. Without Love
  2. The Worrying Kind
  3. 13 Women
  4. Red Hot

Side B

  1. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
  2. Bad Boy
  3. Rockabilly Funeral

The first time I saw Velvetone was in November ’95 in Bremen, Germany, which is a long way from my home in California. I kept thinkin‘ to myself „man, do I know these guys?“
An old familiar feeling was pulsing through my veins as their band was layin‘ it down to stay. Yeah, I’ll tell you what it was: it brought me back to the days in ’81, when the Paladins were first takin‘ the road from San Diego out to Phoenix, AZ. It was there we found a vivacious scene of about a dozen or so Rockabilly/Rock’n’Roll bands that resembled a camp of banditos more than the down rite hot players that they were – groups like The Geezers, Colin Winsky, The Varmints and Hellfire.
Velvetone should have been there!
Playin‘ clubs like The Mason Jar, Merlins and The Sun Club, all us bands would turn these trashy little Honky Tonks into a Rock’n’Roll riot. We sang about Cadillacs and owned them too. We’d park ‚em in front of the club, all in a line.
Velvetone would’ve had theirs out there.
The clubs would shut down at 1:00 am, but that didn’t mean the jam was over. We’d all head over to The Hell House and jam till dawn, or till it got over 105°F, which ever came first.
I swear I saw Velvetone there.
One afternoon we were cleaning up after one of those nights. We found so many bottles and cans that we cashed ‚em in and bought a keg of beer and some ice, put it in a shoppping cart, took our acoustics and rambled through the town, singin‘ and playin‘ and quenchin‘ the thirst of a massive crowd on that day in 115°F heat …
Yeah, but that night in Bremen last November… It was snowin‘ outdoors, but I was breakin‘ into a mighty sweat watchin‘ Velvetone bring on that old Rock’n’Roll feeling.

Liner notes by Thomas Yearsley (The Paladins)

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals & Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars, 6-String Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Farfisa Organ
ANDY MERCK – Electric Bass, Rhythm Guitar
LARS KÖSTER – Drums, Percussion

Backing Vocals, Claps’n’Snaps by:
The Ordinares
The Mu-Mu Dolls
Echo DeVaryo

Recorded at Sundance Studio, Bremen-Germany
09/1995 + 02/1996
Engineered by Steff Ulrich
Executive Producers: Tammo Lüers, Ray DeVaryo & Andy Merck
Produced by Velvetone
Vinyl Master by Pauler Acoustics